The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, located in Enid, Oklahoma, became the State of Oklahoma's official Vietnam War Memorial when Governor Mary Fallin signed Senate Joint Resolution No. 4 on April 29, 2013.
RESOLUTION NO. 4
By: Anderson, Ivester and Allen
of the Senate
Jackson, Bennett, Ritze and
Enns of the House
A Joint Resolution designating the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park as the state's official Vietnam War Memorial; and directing distribution.
SUBJECT: Vietnam War Memorial designation
WHEREAS, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall has journeyed all across the country; and
WHEREAS, the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park in Enid, Oklahoma, is a living memorial to veterans, past and present; and
WHEREAS, one of the walls displayed by the Texas-based veterans' organization, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. and purchased through generous donations from the community, will be placed on permanent display at Enid Woodring Regional Airport adjacent to the Woodring Wall of Honor; and
WHEREAS, bringing the wall to Enid has been a communitywide effort involving individuals, businesses and organizations; and
WHEREAS, the wall will be officially unveiled on Memorial Day 2013, and contains 58,272 names of those who lost their lives during the Vietnam War, including 16 from Enid, Oklahoma.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 1ST SESSION OF THE 54TH OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE:
SECTION 1. The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma declares the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park located in Enid, Oklahoma, as the State of Oklahoma's official Vietnam War Memorial.
SECTION 2. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to distribute copies of this resolution to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Mayor of Enid, and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.
Anderson, Patrick. "Bill Information for SJR 4." Oklahoma State Legislature. State of Oklahoma, 29 Apr 2013. Web. 1 May 2013.